When Colors Unite
Illustration by: Albert Lee Reyes
Love and joy, these I stand for;
Give them respect, not sore.
Be someone they justly adore,
Thus, they shall return the favor.
Let them live with cheer and adventure.
Grant their rights and be mature.
Burden shall quell, accept their nature;
These make them feel pure.
Light from beyond is my name—
Glowing passionately without a flame;
Bestow them bliss, and do not shame;
They are humans, not lame.
Life is my terrene representation—
Growing with sanguinity and affection,
But without acceptance, I shall fade,
That is why you must stop to evade.
Listen to the serenity of the sky;
Genuinely recognize their cry,
Believe when they say how and why,
Trust them and they shall fly.
Learn and value, these are my reminders;
Gaze their inner beauty and do not wonder.
Behold their integrity and success—
Things that will not make them feel less.
Lead yourself to an equal path,
Going against harsh aftermath;
Be just, be an advocate of change
That defines true courage.